Library of the Health Sciences - Rockford
Reserve Policies and Procedures
The purpose of the Reserve Collection of the Library of the Health Sciences-Rockford is to control circulation of high use material in order to provide for maximum use of available copies.
Reserves should include only required readings in support of classroom instruction.
Reserve materials may be submitted at any time for future semesters, and may be designated for more than one semester. Materials should be submitted to the library in a timely manner to guarantee the material will be available by the beginning of the semester.
The permanent reserve collection includes the latest editions of major medical textbooks in the basic and clinical sciences. Earlier editions of these texts can be found in the general stacks.
The latest editions of the board review series are kept on reserve at the circulation desk. Earlier editions of board review material can be found in the general stacks.
Nursing faculty designate books, videotapes, and other materials for nursing reserve.
Submitting/Processing Reserve Materials
Journal articles and/or other photocopies or books/media may be placed on reserve by completing a print request (available at the LHS-Rockford Info/Circ Desk) or by completing an electronic request for Periodical Articles and Other Photocopies or Books and Media. The library will make every effort to secure copies of requested items not owned by the Library of the Health Sciences-Rockford.
Loan Periods / Renewals
Most reserve material may be checked out for 3 days. If only one copy is available or use is particularly high, loans may be limited to in-library use or overnight. All material may be taken out overnight is checked out 15 minutes prior to closing and returned to the library by opening the next day. Three-day reserve materials may be renewed if no one has requested the material; phone renewals are accepted. If a reserve item is not available, you may request the library to save it for you and notify you when it is available.
Borrowers who do not return reserve material on time are immediately restricted to in-library use of the reserve collection. This penalty extends for one month after the late material is returned.
The Electronic Reserves service at the UIC Library of the Health Sciences can make course reserves available to students via the Internet. Access is restricted to authorized UIC faculty, students, and staff. Instructors may include notes, articles, and book chapters on electronic reserve. Instructors are responsible for complying with copyright law. Direct inquiries about the electronic reserves service to LHS-Rockford Circulation Desk.
The library can make only one copy per course of each journal article requested. The library cannot copy articles or monograph materials that are more than 50 pages long. Instructors may obtain copyright permission from the publisher and submit multiple photocopies for reserve use.
These will be returned at the end of their use period, as the library is prohibited by law from maintaining files of such multiple copies. Instructors may also place personal copies of books, journal articles, old examinations, or other materials on reserve. Such items should be clearly marked with the owner's name, address, and telephone number. The library will protect this material as if it were University property, but it cannot be held responsible for theft or mutilation.